Twilight Tuesday

Just when I thought I was out of my book slump, I came across a few more fics, and poof, I was back. It started with The Submissive and The Dominant by tara sue me. After those two I started The Training by the same author and was caught up with all 20 current chapters in two days.

Now that I have to wait for updates on all 5 of the current fics I’m reading, I wondered what to do and decided to read more. I had a recommendation for one similar to the ones written by tara sue me called All of Me by an author called flibbins. It turned out to be very good and the characters are quite different. I burned through that one quickly, and put it with the rest waiting for updates.

In the meantime, I had pulled out a new book, wanting to start it, and after two chapters had to put it back. It seems to be a pattern with me lately. Read a few fics, wait for updates, read a book. Read a few fics, wait for updates, read a book. I swear it’s a never-ending cycle, and with all the good fics out there, plus the fact that I want to read Twilight again before June, I think all my books are going to keep collecting dust for a while. C’est la vie.

Friday 5

Welcome to this weeks Friday 5, Sleep.

  1. How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional? Ten. Eight is the very minimal but ten is best.
  2. What’s your favorite sleeping position? Fetal, on my side.
  3. What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping? Either a sore back or Steve working nights. I don’t sleep well when he’s gone at night.
  4. When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep? Watch tv, or put on my sleep mask.
  5. When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place? Probably during a movie.

Thanks for participating, and have a restful weekend!

Twilight Tuesday

I am thoroughly disappointed in Twi-Whore and myself. We have to be the worst Twi-Fans ever!

January 10th is the last day Twi-Whore and I saw New Moon in the theater. Since then we had been impatiently waiting for last Saturday to come. We could have been bad and downloaded the movie, or even watched it online now and again, but we decided to revirginize ourselves for both New Moon and Twilight until March 20th.

Friday night at midnight I went to Walmart, stood in the massive line, and bought my movie, even though I had to wait till the next afternoon/evening to watch it with Twi-Whore. I’m a good friend like that.

We decided that we would watch at her house seeing as she has a larger tv. (Quite a bit larger I would say.)

So our night went like this.

  • Get to Twi-Whore’s and unload food and drinks, set Jasper up somewhere comfy so he can watch the movies with us
  • Pop in Secretary, which really doesn’t have anything to do with Twilight other than it’s along the same theme of some of the fics we’ve been reading lately
  • Jasper quite liked Secretary and decided he wants to practice some of the things on Alice
  • Head upstairs to make some dinner, and get cheesecake ready. Pop in Twilight
  • Jasper was upset he wasn’t in Twilight very much but thought his hair and wardrobe was much, much better than New Moon
  • Twi-Whore is falling asleep, so she has a quick nap and I read a couple chapters of updated fics
  • Jasper and I wake Twi-Whore up, we go make popcorn and get shots ready for New Moon. Every time we see a shirtless boy we drink (shots are gone within the first hour)
  • Squee at Remember Me trailer, and opening sequence
  • We get interrupted before Charlie even gets a chance to wish me Bella a happy birthday
  • Finally we get to watch again
  • Jasper is horrified by what he tries to do at my Bella’s birthday, but we calm him down
  • Both Twi-Whore and myself are having a hard time staying awake. This is where we become the worst Twi-Fans ever!

It’s dark, both of us are laying down watching. I was up early and she only had 4 hours of sleep after working a night shift. It was 11:00 and Jacob had just burst into her bedroom to get her to remember about the wolves. Twi-Whore and I were both falling asleep!

The horror!

So we decided to play just the head. We turned it off and watched the rest of it in the morning, having minutes to spare before we had to leave to go see Alice in Wonderland. Afterwards I thought it might be a good idea to watch the whole thing in one viewing and sat down and watched it that evening by myself, while texting Twi-Whore as she watched at her house as well.

Really though, after seeing it 6 times in the theater, it’s not like we didn’t know what was going to happen. Right?

Book Review

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel’s faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. With all the plot twists and turns, you’re never sure where it’s going to end up. It grabbed my attention from the first paragraph and held it through the entire book, making me finish it within a week, something I haven’t done in a long time. I highly reccomend it.